Actor George Clooney said some things in a recent interview that are typical confusing liberal tripe, but I thought IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d quickly point out a couple of items he saidÃ‚Â to use as specific examples.Ã‚Â
The first thing the American left oftenÃ‚Â opines is something along the line of what Clooney said in this interview:Ã‚Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is probably the worst time ever for us (the US)Ã‚Â internationally. When you go to Europe, for the most part, they just hate us. Not individually, but they think we are just like these big bulliesÃ¢â‚¬â€and quite honestly, we have acted like that. That has been the most unusual twist in the last few years, having to defend being an American.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â
Defend being an American? Speak for yourself, George. I for one donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t defend being an American as much as I apologizeÃ‚Â for sharing the same turf withÃ‚Â vacuous leftist actors.Ã‚Â
But as we read on about Americans who think America is the problem, as usual and oddly enough, all the specific examples of world misery are things that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t happen in the United States.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
ClooneyÃ‚Â believes the rest of the world thinks weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re bullies, but then says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do anything about Rwanda.Ã¢â‚¬Â The fact that this inaction or botched action took place under the watch of the leftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hero, Bill Clinton, aside, if we did take action, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d have been Ã¢â‚¬Å“bulliesÃ¢â‚¬Â to Clooney and hisÃ‚Â foreign pals.Ã‚Â
Clooney is billed as Ã¢â‚¬Å“an outspoken critic of the genocide currently taking place in western SudanÃ¢â‚¬Â (as if the rest of us are proponents) and speaks of Ã¢â‚¬Å“hundreds and hundreds of people dying in vicious attacks in places all around the world.Ã¢â‚¬Â Unless George considers our national defense partÃ‚Â theÃ‚Â creation ofÃ‚Â this problem, which he may, again, the U.S. is one of the few places where these things donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t happen.Ã‚Â
The left, as always, wants it both ways. They join hands and call for the United States to help in all areas of the world where misery exists. Then, when and if that Ã¢â‚¬Å“helpÃ¢â‚¬Â takes place in whatever form, they call the United States Ã¢â‚¬Å“bullies.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â
You canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have it both ways, George. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Suspension of disbeliefÃ¢â‚¬Â only works in movies. The tactic many American liberals use is similar to ClooneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s. They hide behind Ã¢â‚¬Å“somebody elseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ¢â‚¬Â opinion to give their own: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Europeans believe that weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re _____.Ã¢â‚¬Â These are the people who go to a shrink to get advice Ã¢â‚¬Å“for a friend.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â
By the way, my wife just said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“ClooneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so good looking thatÃ‚Â a lot of womenÃ‚Â donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care if he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make sense.Ã¢â‚¬Â I guess that about says it all, eh?
Can a man who lives like this have a firm grip on reality? I mean, seriously.